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In Numbers: Top Stats from St. Andrew's


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A different look at Friday's 3-1 Coventry City win, taking on board some key numbers and statistics from the away success.

A first-half strike from Jefferson Lerma set the visitors on their way, and while they were pegged back by Matt Godden's penalty, Dan Gosling's double after the restart saw the Cherries record a clear away victory at their most successful away stadium.

11 - The Cherries have now made 11 visits to St. Andrew's and have still yet to taste defeat at the ground. Impressively, Friday's win was the eighth success at the stadium, to go along with three draws.

1 - It was a pleasing night of firsts for two academy graduates. Sam Surridge made his maiden league start for the side, while Nmamdi Ofoborh was introduced late on for his first league appearance in red in black, having twice started in the Carabao Cup already this campaign.

23 - The treble of goals mean the club have now netted on 23 occasions at St. Andrew's, Sky Blue striker Godden's penalty only the sixth conceded at the stadium. 

3 - Gustavo Hamer became the third opposition player to see red against the Cherries in 2020, can you name the other two?*

1963 - Friday night saw the Cherries win an away match at Coventry for the first time since 1963, when Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic secured a 2-1 Division Three triumph at Highfield Road.

2 - Lerma's early strike saw him join Arnaut Danjuma at the top of the Cherries' goalscoring charts for the fledgling campaign; and by the midway point of the second half Gosling's brace meant he'd also reached the pair on the mark.

242 - Gosling has made 242 appearances in his professional career, but the win over Coventry was the first time he's scored twice in a game. 

The last time the club went four games unbeaten to start a league season was in 1998, coincidently Jason Tindall’s first four games as a Cherries player. Additionally, that was the last time with hit double figures after our opening four matches. 

1,980 - For the evening at least, the Cherries went to the summit of the Championship table, the first time they had done that since that memorable day at Charlton in May 2015, 1,920 days previously.

*Credit if you recalled Ben Godrey's dismissal in January's trip to play Norwich City and Caglar Soyuncu's red in the 4-1 home win over Leicester City following the restart in July.

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